Fareschta Oral History Interview
Fareschta is a pseudonym used to protect the identity of the interviewee. Fareschta is an Afghan-born, German-raised, Afghan-American woman. She is married to a Colombian man and has two biracial children. She talks about her various identities including her identities as an Afghan-American woman. She talks about her fight against the societal definition of womanhood and creating a her own path.
Freschta discusses her constant struggle against societal gender norms and expectations during her interview. She wants her daughters to grow up in a loving environment and claim their space as independent women. She wants them to create their own definition for their identities as biracial women. She wants them to be proud of their Afghan, Colombian, and American identities.
Fareschta As A Child
Fareschta speaks fondly of her childhood in Germany. She says that her parents never made her and her siblings feel the hardships they faced as Afghan immigrants in a remote German town.